Healthy snacks on the go
Why healthy snacks?
We all lead busy lives and sometimes when we’re out on the road, need healthy snacks for work or a quick pick-me-up to keep us going until our next meal, there are plenty of healthy options to choose from.
Here are some of our top healthy snacks you can eat on the go:
Nuts are great sources of fibre and protein, as well as vitamins and minerals, including magnesium and vitamin E. To keep this snack as healthy as possible, opt for unsalted and unsweetened nuts. For example, you could have 14 almonds at just 97 calories or 20 pistachios at only 80 calories.
Bananas are a good source of potassium, vitamin B6 and vitamin C, as well as fibre so they are great for energy and keeping you full. A banana is also just 89 calories so it’s a guilt-free healthy snack!
Hard-boiled eggs are the ideal healthy snack on the go, as they’re full of protein and other nutrients such as vitamin B2, selenium, vitamin D, B6, B12 and minerals such as zinc, iron and copper. Depending on the size of the egg, this snack tends to be under 155 calories.
You can either make this at home yourself (see our recipe here) and store it until you need it, or you can buy multipack bags of popcorn. Just look for brands that sell individual packs which come in at under 100 calories, perfect!
Cheese on crackers
You may think this would be a calorific snack, but there is a way to keep it healthy! Choosing wholegrain crackers is key as the fibre will keep you feeling full between meals, and the cheese provides protein and calcium. To keep calories low, have one slice of low-fat cheese and split it over three crackers and it will come in at under 100 calories.
Rice cakes are also a great, easy snack and you can choose from plain, sweet or savoury options – there are loads of tasty flavours to choose from. They work well for those who have a sweet tooth and they really help with that mid-afternoon slump in blood sugar!
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